Religious Education & Formation

St. Giles Parish Family,

I want to let you know what is happening in the area of Faith Formation for Children. The Faith Formation Team (Peggy Plastina, Alex Ryan, Mary Ellen Lesniak, Christi Walkup, Rachel Faulman, and myself) have been working hard in planning for next year. While the future is always unknown, we are planning to have in-person classes for our children in the fall of 2021:

  • PREP (preschool – Kindergarten)
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – CGS (preschool – 6th grade)
  • Family Religious Education – Catechesis – FCAT (1st – 6th grade)
  • Middle School Ministry – MSM (7th – 8th grade)

Please see the links to the right for more complete descriptions of those programs that we hope to post and expand soon!

Additionally, there will be separate sacramental preparation for First Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

REGISTRATION for religious education classes and the sacraments of First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation is AUGUST 1–20.

If you would like to be a catechist or volunteer for any of the faith formation offerings, do let us know. If you have any other questions, we would love to hear from you. Please email the Faith Formation office at or call me at 708-383-3430, ext. 404.

Abundant blessings and all good,
Marci MadaryDirector of Lifelong Formation